With Gazans closed off to the world, underground tunnels
increasingly serve as their overpriced lifeline for everything from
food and Coke to ovens and cars chopped into pieces. Over 30,000
Palestinians work in 1,500 tunnels that have spawned their own
secondary economy; the industrious tunnel owners make money, but are still trapped.
"They have never seen beyond Gaza," said Abu
Mohammed, 57, of the younger generation. "They think like they are in a